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This modern desert house gets an awe-inspiring update in Arizona

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An existing 1970s house was completely transformed by The Ranch Mine into a spectacular modern desert house located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Prior to the renovation, the original home could only be described as dark and dingy with low ceilings. The architects devised an addition to this home that ran parallel to the existing structure.

The addition was connected via a singular linking element which contained a mudroom, powder room, and hallway. With the new addition, this dwelling now offers the homeowners a spacious new layout of  5,460 square feet.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT The Ranch Mine BUILDER Boxwell Homes CABINETS Bellmont Cabinet Co. PLUMBING FIXTURES Delta Faucet

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This strategy separates the new and old, allowing the original house to be completely reused while providing the addition with ample natural light and cross-ventilation opportunities. It also creates a courtyard in the in-between space.

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The addition is anchored on both ends by a new guest suite and primary suite rendered in white stucco with regularly spaced columns in the middle supporting a pavilion-like roof. The roof covers both the indoor and outdoor living areas with large overhangs that shade the glass and patio during the summer.

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On the interior, floor-to-ceiling glass in the new living room takes in views of the mountains to the north, views that didn’t exist previously. Pocketing glass doors can be hidden behind the plastered fireplace, creating a seamless connection to the patio.

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Hemlock slats begin as a backlit lantern welcoming guests at the front of the house and flow all the way through to the new addition, concealing hidden doors to the powder room and mudroom on the way.

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Tongue and groove hemlock is applied to the ceiling adding an organic touch to the interior.

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What We Love: This modern desert house was undergone an amazing transformation into a home that meets the lifestyle needs of its inhabitants. With a fabulous courtyard and indoor-outdoor living spaces, this home encourages spending time outdoors. The swimming pool and spa are perfect for summer entertaining in the desert heat. The new floor plan is open and spacious and will live well for many years to come.

Tell Us: What details do you find most appealing in this home renovation project? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Arizona: This rambler style homestead in Arizona has absolutely stunning details and Impressive glass and steel dwelling immersed in the Sonoran Desert.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Roehner + Ryan

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